Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

God Minds

Readings: Amos 2:4-8, Psalm 1, James 5:1-6, Matthew 25:31-46 Let us pray: God Almighty, we pray to you this morning. We pray for this church and the people gathered here, that you would come among us and speak to us, through your Word and through this sermon. May the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and…

Called Where???

Lectionary: Isaiah 6:1-13, Psalm 138, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 Let us pray: Lord God, bless us with ears to hear and eyes to see when you speak to us. Give us grace when we fall short, and carry us through those places where your call is too much for us. Give us ears to hear your word, O Christ. Amen. Called Where??? I once read a comparison between searching…

“Throw him off a cliff!”

Lectionary readings: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 71:1-6, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Luke 4:21-30 Let us pray: Speak to us this morning, O God, and give us ears to hear your words to us. Show us your majesty and your truth. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. “Throw him off a…

Redeemed

Lectionary: Isaiah 43:1-7, Psalm 29, Acts 8:14-17, Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Let us pray: Dear God, remind us of your presence. Remind us of your redeeming love, which we remember in baptism. Speak to us today. In your holy name we pray, Amen. Redeemed Like a lot of us, I think, I was baptized as a baby. I was two months old, and so of course don’t remember a thing about…

Following the Star

Lectionary: Isaiah 60:1-6, Ps 72:1-7, 10-14, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12 Let us pray: Lord God, you sent a star to guide to wise men. We pray that you would guide us as well, so that we can see you among us today and find you around us as we go through our lives. Show us your presence, O Lord. In your name we pray, Amen. Following the Star I think I’ve talked…

God Among Us

Lectionary: Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 Let us pray: No matter where we find ourselves this Christmas Eve, we make our way to the manger to worship. We leave behind our burdens and fears, come just as we are and rest in the incarnate love of God. Visit us this night with angels, give us ears to hear the chorus of good news of great joy for all people, grant…

Christmastime

Lectionary: Micah 5:2-5a, Psalm 80:1-7, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-55 Let us pray: Lord, prepare the way for your coming. Prepare our hearts and our world. Speak truth to us, that we may see you coming. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. Christmastime Christmas is almost…

Good News??

Lectionary readings: Zephaniah 3:14-20, Isaiah 12:2-6, Philippians 4:4-7, Luke 3:7-18 Let us pray: Lord, prepare the way for your coming. Prepare our hearts and our world. Speak truth to us, that we may see you coming. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. Good News?? I think…

Prepare the Way

Lectionary: Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79, Philippians 1:3-11, Luke 3:1-6 Let us pray: Lord, prepare the way for your coming. Prepare our hearts and our world. Speak truth to us, that we may see you coming. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. Prepare the Way A few weeks ago I…

Christ the King

Lectionary: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14, Psalm 93, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 18:33-37 Let us pray: Cry out to us, O God, and give us ears to hear. Show us your majesty and your truth. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. Christ the King You may remember the story. It’s after…